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  • Child Support Agency
    (608) 647-8663
    Services to help you establish or enforce child support, set up income withholding, intercept income tax refunds, get liens against property, collect child support from a parent living in another state, and establish paternity. Child support lien docket
  • Clerk of Courts
    (608) 647-3956
    Court forms; court records for civil, criminal, family, traffic and ordinance cases; civil judgment and lien docket; pay fees online; jury information
  • Corporation Counsel
    (608) 647-6134
  • County Clerk
    (608) 647-2197
    Marriage licenses, elections and voter registration, and county government records
  • District Attorney
    (608) 647-3493
  • Family Court Commissioner
    (608) 647-5151
  • Register in Probate
    (608) 647-2626
    Adoptions, civil commitments, estates and trust, guardianship and probate
  • Register of Deeds
    (608) 647-3011
    Birth, marriage and death records; real estate records; termination of decedent's property interest; and register firm names
  • Sheriff's Department
    (800) 544-2106
    County law enforcement; operation of the county jail; execution or service of legal documents including restraining orders, evictions, repossessions, and foreclosure sales; execution of criminal warrants

Legal Assistance Organizations

  • Aging and Disability Resource Center Directory
  • AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin
    (800) 878-6267 Provides legal consultation and information to people affected by HIV and AIDS in southern Wisconsin, including Richland County.
  • Court & Community, Inc
    (608) 647-5981 ext. 2 Provides a free "advice-only" legal clinic and programs on juvenile community service placements and small claims mediation.
  • Legal Action of Wisconsin
    800-873-0927 Provides civil legal services for WI low-income persons. Assists people with legal issues involving family law, housing matters, public benefits, and consumer matters.

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